SACRAMENTO — The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) today announced the approval in September of $28,997.10 in California Disaster Assistance Act (CDAA) funding to help Placer County cover eligible costs it incurred related to the repair and/or replacement of public property and infrastructure along Gorman Ranch Road caused by the Mosquito Fire in 2022.
The 76,788-acre fire, which began on September 6, 2022, and was contained on October 27, 2022, weakened trees, creating a threat to the public and county employees working in the area. It so badly burned the plastic liner inside a steel culvert along Gorman Ranch Road, the culvert was beyond repair and compromised the surface of the road.
The bulk of the funding approved by Cal OES — $26,361 — represents the state’s 75% share of $35,148 in eligible costs related to the replacement of the steel culvert; repair of roadway where the damaged and replaced culvert was located; and the replacement of damaged roadway signage. The remaining $2,636.10 in CDAA funding approved for the county will help it cover administrative costs related to the county’s response.
CDAA payments are provided based on actual costs incurred by the county and provided by the state as work is completed and as documentation and requests for payment are submitted to Cal OES.
Governor Gavin Newsom’s State of Emergency Proclamation on August 31, 2022, due to the heat dome and wildfires that occurred between August 31 and October 23, 2022, authorized CDAA reimbursements for Placer and five other counties.
More information on the California Disaster Assistance Act is available at https://www.caloes.ca.gov/cal-oes-divisions/recovery/public-assistance/california-disaster-assistance-act.